Two’s and Young Three’s Program Curriculum Overview
Students are introduced to the alphabet, letter formation, and letter sounds. Literacy is established through imitation of adults and interaction with other children. Language development and listening skills are focal points throughout the day. Story time is an important element of every school day.
Students are introduced to basic math concepts. Students learn simple counting, basic shapes, and classification by size through hands-on lessons, manipulatives, and center time.
Students explore science concepts through hands-on projects covering topics such as color recognition, nutrition, ocean life, the five senses, weather, and outer space.
Students learn about themselves, and how to navigate social relationships. Students begin developing important social skills by playing a positive role within their classroom community. Students learn to identify themselves in a picture, to identify and value their personal belongings, and to initiate and negotiate positive interactions with their peers as well as adults.
Students learn basic art concepts that help develop their coordination and motor skills. A variety of art materials, including paint, crayons, and glue, are used to help students demonstrate self-expression.
Students are introduced to basic computer skills through interactive, age-appropriate and lesson-oriented games. Students also utilize their classroom computers to enjoy a variety of music, videos, and sound effects. Students develop their fine motor skills and improve hand-eye coordination while keyboarding.
Students listen to and learn to sing short, repetitive songs. Our preschoolers learn to clap or use repetitive movements to accompany the music. They also participate in school-wide musical performances.
Students do not attend formal physical education classes, but engage in a variety of daily activities to help them get moving and develop gross motor skills. This includes time on the playground, and introduction to more organized games.
World Languages Program
Students listen and understand, and imitate with physical and verbal responses with group support. Teachers introduce the students to languages via simple songs and rhymes that focus on numbers and colors. Other topics include greetings and salutations, classroom objects, days of the week, months of the year, and animals. Language teachers engage their students in singing songs that develop a child’s musical talent and ear for correct pronunciation and intonation. Three times a year, students participate in special performances for their parents during the Winter Program, Mother’s Day program, and an end-of-the-year program.